PRABHAKRAN

  • Prabhakaran's parents in Sri Lanka govt custody May 28, 2009

    Colombo: The parents of dead Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran are in the "protective custody" of the Sri Lankan government, a media report said on Thursday. Thiruvenkatam Velupillai (76) and his wife Parvathi (71) surrendered to the army several days ago, The Island newspaper quoted a government official as saying. They were...
  • LTTE finished; India seeks to shut Rajiv murder case May 19, 2009

    New Delhi: India will seek forensic evidence from Sri Lanka to confirm the deaths of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran and his intelligence head to finally close the case on the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi 18 years ago. Prabhakaran and Pottu Amman, who oversaw all covert killings in the...
  • Prabhakaran; destroyer of Lanka Tamil's Eelam dream May 18, 2009

    New Delhi: He lived by the sword and died by it. LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran perished in the very jungles from where he had taken on the Sinhala state for more than 25 years. ...
  • Sri Lanka troops 6 km away from LTTE holdout April 26, 2009

    Colombo: Troops on Sunday captured more LTTEheld areas as a senior UN official arrived in Sri Lanka to assess the needs of tens of thousands of civilians who fled the rebelheld areas and those who are still trapped in the warzone in the island's north. The defence ministry said that soldiers...
  • Prabhakaran alive and desperate: bombers February 15, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's elusive Tamil rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is still in the country's north, two suicide cadres who have surrendered to the military were quoted as saying on Sunday. Prabhakaran, facing the most serious crisis since Tamil insurgency broke out over a quarter century ago, remains holed up in the...
  • Malaysia cops on lookout for LTTE leader Prabhakaran January 22, 2009

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police said on Thursday they were on the lookout for elusive Tamil Tiger leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran who may have fled Sri Lanka. The head of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was reported to have escaped to either Malaysia or Thailand as the separatist group loses more...
  • Mystery over LTTE chief; may have fled Lanka January 18, 2009

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan army has cornered the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the northern jungle district of Mullaitivu and suspects rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran has fled the country. "Well, I am not sure whether he is in Sri Lanka. There are ways to escape, but it is not...
  • Sri Lankan forces take over last LTTE bastion January 2, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lankan soldiers fought their way into the Tamil Tiger rebel capital on Friday for the first time in a decade, military officials said, following months of fierce battles on the outskirts that left scores dead. Troops entered the northern town of Kilinochchi from two sides, senior military officials told...